Senior Mechanical Designer

Senior Mechanical Designer

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Burnaby, British Columbia

Engineering & Technical




Our client,  a leading provider of turnkey MEP projects for industrial, commercial, and residential developments,  is looking for a Senior Mechanical Designer. This full-time position will be based in Burnaby,  B.C. 

Reporting to the Project Manager (Design), you will play a key role in our design division. As Senior Mechanical Designer, you will be responsible for the execution of projects from design through to construction. 

You will ensure all company standards and codes are implemented and you will be responsible for meeting and exceeding client expectations while continuously improving the project bottom line.

  • Mentor junior staff providing technical guidance and coordinating activities of those assigned to projects.
  • Perform heating and cooling load calculations
  • HVAC, Plumbing, and Fire Protection Systems design. 
  • Coordinate mechanical requirements with other disciplines involved in the project design team. 
  • Coordinate service requirements/connections with utility and/or municipal agencies
  • Review/supervise drafting, and prepare/review markups.
  • Attend project progress meetings and provide updates to the assigned Project Manager
  • Prepare tender documentation including specifications. 
  • Perform field reviews, site surveys, and final inspections. 
  • Carry out contract administration including shop drawing reviews.
  • Assist/ participate in the development of training material, design workshops, presentations, and other educational resources for junior staff.
  • Assist in the constant improvement of internal processes related to Design only, and Design & Build projects. 
  • Keep current on new developments in relevant codes and innovative design
  • Assist with fee proposal preparation. 
  • Maintain client relations and develop business opportunities with new clients
  • Collaborate with the Construction Division during Design & Build process

The ideal candidate will possess:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline
  • 5+ years design experience in HVAC, Plumbing, and Fire Protection systems
  • 3+ years of AutoCAD experience
  • Professional Engineer (PEng) or Applied Science Technologist (AScT) preferred
  • LEED® Accredited Professional designation or Green Building Certification is an asset
  • Knowledge of the BC Building Code, Vancouver By-Laws, ASHRAE, CSA, CCDC, ASPE, NFPA, and other applicable codes and standards
  • Ability to prepare working drawings using AutoCAD (Revit an asset)
  • Ability to read Architectural, Structural, and Electrical drawings with minimal supervision
  • Ability to apply prescriptive requirements of plumbing, building, and fire protection codes
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at once
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in supervising/mentoring others
  • Ability to work with clients, contractors, consulting engineers, and suppliers in a professional manner

Salary: $80,000.00-$100,000.00 per year plus profit

•    Employer-covered Health and benefits
•    Training and professional development support
•    3 weeks vacation starting
•    Up to five days of paid sick leave per year
•    Annual profit-sharing plan
•    4% GRSP Matching Contribution
•    Company events
•    Dental care
•    Disability insurance
•    Extended health care
•    Life insurance
•    On-site parking
•    Paid time off
•    Profit sharing
•    RRSP match
•    Tuition reimbursement
•    Vision care

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